Mental Health Social Worker SWL2


Post Title:   Mental Health Social Worker- Community Setting  

Present Grade: Social Work Level 2/3 

Dept: Adult Health, Housing and Adult Social Care 

Service/Section/Team: Adult Mental Health                                                                

Reports to (title): Community Mental Health Team Manager  


To provide assessment, care management and social work services to users and carers arising out of the Council’s

Duties and powers under legislation, Council and Group Policy.

To provide the social work component of Barnet, Enfield

Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust’s multidisciplinary Community Mental Health Teams.

To work in accordance with

Guidelines set out by local management and make full use of local voluntary and statutory resources in delivering a service.

4.   DUTIES:

Collaboration with the multi disciplinary team in order to: -

4.1 Undertake assessment of need and establish eligibility for services under Fairer Access to Care and the Care Programme

     Approach for adults with mental health problems and their carers and families

4.2 To provide a social work services for adults with mental health problems and their carers

4.3 To manage, monitor and review care plans involving service users and carers in liaison with the other workers and agencies as necessary to meet service user’s assessed need.

Including users of residential accommodation and other purchased placements

4.4 To act as a care coordinator according to the requirement of a care programme approach

4.5 To work at all times within the Council’s Financial Regulations in coordinating packages of care and other services

4.6 To be aware of resources available within the mental health speciality

4.7 To make use of information management systems including technology in the recording and retrieval of information required

4.8 To comply with local recording policy and other documentation as required by the Directorate

4.9 To be managed and receive professional supervision and to be assessed against agreed standards and targets

4.10 To work within a multidisciplinary team participating in duty rotas systems

4.11 To undertake safeguarding adult enquiries

4.12 To undertake training as required including training as an Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interest Assessor

4.13 To undertake the duties of an AMHP participating in the boroughs AMHP rota

4.14 To carry out all duties according to the professional code of conduct and with due regard to Council and Mental Health Trust Policies

4.15 To undertake any other appropriate duties commensurate with the post and as directed by the line manager or other senior managers

4.16 To keep abreast of current legislation, government policies and guidance relating to mental health and vulnerable persons.


Within the context of case work, liaison with other Mental health staff and other professionals within the council,

voluntary, independent and statutory organisations

Listed below are the five essential recruitment and selection criteria



1.DipSW or CQSW or equivalent and HCPC Registered


2.Experience and knowledge of mental health work and statutory framework


3.   Experience of multidisciplinary team work


4.Experience of care management


5.   Excellent written and verbal communication and engagement


Listed below are the two desirable criteria




2.Driving licence

N.B.   HOW TESTED COLUMN indicates whether the criteria will initially be

             assessed from the application form or at the interview/test

‘A’   = Application form

‘I’   = Interview

‘T’   =Test or presentation

Additional information about the process


The Council has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its service to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand, comply with and promote its policies in their own work.


The post holder shall ensure that the duties of the post are undertaken with due regard to the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and to their personal responsibilities under the provisions of the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 and all other relevant subordinate legislation.

   For a more detailed definition of these responsibilities, refer to the current versions of the Corporate Health & Safety Policy, Group Safety Policy and employee information leaflet entitled "Health & Safety Policy; Guidance on Staff Health & Safety Responsibilities".


If you match these requirements, please apply as usual.

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  • Start: 15/10/2020
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Rate: £24 per hour
  • Location: Enfield,England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Elevate Direct
  • Contact: Elevate Direct
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  • Reference: IDIBU-11068
  • Posted: 2020-10-15 10:14:26 -

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